Wednesday, February 18, 2009

EnKore Inspired: Homemade Makeup Brush Cleanser :]

Let me start by saying that making this AWSM cleanser was dirt cheap and so worth it. Got pretty much everything at Family Dollar and the total was about $7. And it's even cheaper if you have this stuff lying around. :] so lets get started.

1 Cup Purified Bottled Water OR Distilled Water (I used Bottled)
1/4 Cup 70% OR 91% Rubbing Alcohol (I used 70%)
1/2 Tbsp. Dishwashing Liquid (I used Palmolive Antibacterial w/ Orange Extracts)
1/2 Tbsp. Baby Shampoo (I used Family Dollars Brand)
1 Tbsp. Leave in Conditioner OR Detangler (I used Suave Kids Detangling Spray in Awesome Apple)

Bottle for your cleanser
Measuring Cups and Utensils
Jar to mix in
Funnel (Optional)

Basically just measure out and add the ingredients together in a jar in the order listed above. When they are all together, GENTLY! stir them so the soap won't bubble and suds. Pour in your bottle, (I didn't use one but a funnel will probably make your life easier, lol.) and Voila! Homemade Makeup Brush Cleanser. My version has a pleasant orangey scent. But play around, use different dish liquids or try lavender baby shampoo. Hope this was helpful and thank you EnKore!!! :]

xoxo Jessica

Monday, February 16, 2009

REVIEW: L.A. Colors 5 Color Metallic Eyeshadow

So a friend and I were at Family Dollar yesterday shopping for ingredients for home-made makeup brush cleaner. (I will post how to make it soon!) and while looking for that stuff I stumbled upon L.A. Colors 5 Color Metallic Eyeshadow. At first I was like "Nah, dollar store eyeshadow???". But it was so sparkly and cute I figured I'd give it a try. And plus, it was only $1.60. This morning I used it and loved it. I created a light, blended Day-Time look. For what I paid for it it was pretty good quality and the pigmentation was decent. I even applied it with the sponge tip applicators it came with and those weren't bad either. I did however, blend them with a little smudge brush. Pretty colors, nice sparkles, fab price. Definitely a bargain buy. Strange though, the palette I got which is named "Darling" (BES431) now, and I am not 100% sure, but appears to called "Unforgettable" (EP 24) on the website. Believe me though, the "two" differently named palettes look identical. Also, check out your local Family Dollar. :] Thanks for reading!

xoxo Jessica

*On My Eyes*
1. Loreal De-Crease Eyeshadow Base
2. 1st color in palette as my highlighter (Silver)
3. 2nd color in palette on my lid (Pink)
3. 5th color in palette on my crease (partially blended into and above lid) (Chocolate)
4. St'yli-Style Liquid Liner (waterproof) in Blackest Black (lid)
5. CoverGirl Perfect Blend Pencil Crayon Eyeliner in Basic Black (waterline only)
6. Maybelline Define-A-Lash VOLUME Mascara in Very Black (top and bottom lashes)

Saturday, February 14, 2009

REVIEW: CoverGirl LashBlast Mascara

So last week I purchased CG's Lashblast in Very Black. I have heard phenomenal reviews and wanted to see first hand what the hype was all about. Like many others have said the "chubby" handle and ultra thick applicator are a tad awkward at first. But, you get used to it. The black was very rich and did not "gray-out" even after hours of wear. The formula was great and glided on my lashes effortlessly. Although, to achieve my desired "blasted" look it took quite a few coats. I was however a little let down that it really didn't lengthen my lashes. I know, it's more so of a "volumizing" mascara but with a name like "LashBlast"??? I guess I expected more. Using my CoverGirl Make-Up Masters Lash Curler did help when using this mascara to intensify the effects and to achieve the illusion of lash length that I very much crave. All in all though, a pretty good mascara with a good bang for your buck. I'd give it probably a B or B+ Thanks for reading and I hope this review was helpful to some of you!

xoxo Jessica
p.s. Happy Valentines Day!

Thursday, February 5, 2009

Hey Everyone!!!

I'm going to make this short && sweet. My name is Jessica I'm 19 and I am an aspiring Makeup Artist. I am trying to get my YouTube channel up and running and just have not had the time to record and edit videos. I have lots of ideas and opinions and hope that my blogs and videos will get me noticed. :] This is all new and very exciting and I hope I can help and inspire people, just as my inspirations have helped and inspired me. :] I will definitely be writing more but this was just a little intro for you peeps. Thanks for reading!

xoxo Jessica